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Sacramento State Tuition & Cost

Sacramento, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$27,822
In State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,742
Books and Supplies$1,096
Other Fees$1,676
Room and Board $16,134
Other Expenses Budget$3,174
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$39,702
Out of State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Tuition$17,622
Books and Supplies$1,096
Other Fees$1,676
Room and Board $16,134
Other Expenses Budget$3,174

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $27,822 to attend California State University Sacramento on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,742 for tuition, $16,134 room and board, $1,096 for books and supplies and $1,676 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $39,702 which is 42.7% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $17,622 while room and board is $16,134, books and supplies are $1,096 and other fees come in at $1,676.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California State University Sacramento when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$11,473
Net Price by Income California State University Sacramento
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,163
$30,001 to $48,000$9,055
$48,001 to $75,000$12,602
$75,001 to $110,000$16,925
$110,000+$20,499

The average reported annual net price for California State University Sacramento for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,473 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad California State University Sacramento received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,944 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 30% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,818 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,683.

Finanical Aid California State University Sacramento
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,944 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,874 52%
Pell Grants $5,185 58%
Other Federal Grants $633 14%
State and Local Grants $2,509 74%
Federal Student Loans $4,818 30%
Other Student Loans $10,683 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California State University Sacramento, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $34,292. The loan balance of $34,292 is a four year multiple of the $8,573 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $327 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $34,292
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $327.18
Total Interest Paid $4,970.02
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,262.02

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$111,288
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $27,822 $39,702
2 $28,097 $40,094
3 $28,374 $40,489
4 $28,654 $40,889

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California State University Sacramento to be $111,288 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California State University Sacramento
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at California State University Sacramento based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California State University Sacramento versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California State University Sacramento Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.